Looker 6.14 Release Notes


Anticipated Deployment Dates


Release Rollout Begins: June 9, 2019

Release Final & Download Available: June 24, 2019



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Release Highlights


In addition to general tweaks and enhancements, this release comes with new and improved features in the following categories. Read on for more detail.





Preparing for Release


Please take notice of items marked with a ⚡ as they indicate changes to existing functionality and may require your attention. For more information see the Legacy Feature Updates and Features by Section below.





Beta and Experimental Labs Features


The following new and improved experimental and beta features are marked with a ⚗:






Notable Features


Localization of Number Formatting


Developers have the ability to implement localized number formatting by using a user attribute. Admins also have the ability to override the user attribute setting of the number formatting.




Render Liquid HTML in the description parameter


Developers have the ability to implement Liquid HTML in the description parameter of fields. Learn more.


Example of liquid in the description parameter:



Example of the Liquid rendered in an explore:


Features by Section


Dashboards, Visualizations, and Explore




  • Table-Next Chart Options:

    Ability to transpose tables. Learn more.



    Ability to re-order columns in the table visualization into any order. Learn more.




Platform and Administration




  • Localization of Number Formatting. Ability to implement number formatting by setting the user attribute, number_format of a user to one of the available number formats. The formatting is not respected on the x-axis of some visualizations. Learn more.


  • New user email configuration option: Allows admins to customize the body content via HTML of the welcome email new users receive to activate their Looker account. Learn more.


Dialects




  • Upgraded Snowflake driver (v3.8.0). Addresses Snowflake OCSP issue found in prior versions of the driver. Learn More.


  • Upgraded Athena driver (v2.0.7). Allows defining Workgroup=WorkgroupName parameter in the Additional JDBC Parameters field of a database connection in order to utilize AWS Workgroups .


Scheduling and Downloads




  • Run Schedule as Recipient is out of Labs Beta. This feature is now fully available on all instances.


  • Easy to Read Email Images is out of Labs Beta. This feature is now fully available on all instances.


General Tweaks and Bug Fixes


Scheduling and Downloads



  • Improved rendering of tables with more than 100 rows.

  • Improved the rendering of inline visualizations in schedules.


Platform and Administration



  • Improved the ability to filter out Looker Employees from the User Activity dashboard under System Activity.

  • Improved the tracking of user and sudo details in events.

  • Addressed an issue where a user could bypass the account lockout by using a capital letter in the email.


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Really liking the liquid descriptions…would be ace if we could get a similar feature for text tiles to show for example, the product each week with the highest margin (based on a table of product margins)


e.g “the highest performing product this week was duck hats, which sold 123 and brought in £10000000 margin”


Thanks, we couldn’t do this because the old engine produces much larger PDFs which exceed the 10MB attachment limit our email server has.


But I found a workaround for anybody hitting this issue: just edit the dashboard, click the settings windows and just press Save. It seems that the issue is somewhere in a dashboard’s underlying code because when I clone a dash that’s failing PDF generation, the cloned version correctly produces a PDF.

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Those are some fancy duck hats!

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Have all issues with rendering been resolved or is the hack of resaving a dashboard still the way to go?

Please reach out to our support team via our Help Center in order to start a dedicated thread to address the specific issues you may be facing!

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We are looking at upgrading to 614 and am curious if there are still any issues being encountered, especially around schedules/rendering, some of the comments in this thread have not been tied up.

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As far as we are aware Looker 6.14 is free of critical and verified P1 rendering bugs. If anyone is still experiencing these, they have either not been formally reported to us or are subject to specific configurations that require deeper investigation.


For both cases, please reach out via help.looker.com. Comments here are not formally tracked and we cannot handle configuration-specific conversations from this thread.

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